After World War II, advances in science and technology increased exponentially, changing the world and its way of interacting forever. these are the best EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGY in everyday life that have transformed the world, making things easier and faster.
Table of Contents
- 1 What is technology?
- 2 Clean energy
- 3 Nanotechnology
- 4 internet education
- 5 water desalination
- 6 Combination of cell phones and computers
- 7 Quantum computing
- 8 The Cloud
- 9 Contact Lens Smartphones
- 10 Data storage
- 11 Devices and materials within the human being.
- 12 artificial intelligent
- 13 synthetic biological
- 14 climate engineering
- 15 Brain Connectome
- 16 the fountain of youth
- 17 Electric cars
- 18 Human genome
- 19 Collaborative
- 20 unmanned cars
- 21 3D printing
- 22 private trips to space
- 23 Natural user interface
- 24 Wearable Computers & HUD
- 25 Technology examples: Cybersecurity
- 26 Government 2.0
What is technology?
Technology is the study of technique, the development of a specific subject is the conglomeration of standard knowledge, devices that allow the innovation or improvement of a specific product or service.
There are different types of technology or examples of technology, and their classifications vary according to their application, their characteristics, according to their modernity, among others.
After World War II many advances in technology came about. All of these are called new technologies, where the great innovations, device development and advances in science that have allowed the lifestyle that we know today are covered, and that it is already unimaginable to live without them.
No matter where you are in the world, technology will always be present, although you may notice that some of the technological examples in some countries are more advanced than in others.
Next, we will present the top 25 of the best examples of technology in everyday life that have changed the way of living of the human being forever.
From cell phones, the internet to the refrigeration of perishable products, these are just some of the technological examples that work with electricity. So the generation of it has been a fairly extensive field of study.
Commonly, power generation can be harmful to the environment, so various technologies have been studied that allow the generation of electricity without creating so much impact on the environment. Among some of these technologies we can mention solar panels, nuclear fission energy, and wind energy.
All these technologies use sustainable natural resources and, although they can generate some environmental pollution, it is not comparable with the generation of energy by hydrocarbons. All the energy coming from these environmentally friendly technologies is called clean energy.
We could refer to a very famous fictional Marvel character as "Ironman". The last update of his suit was with nanotechnology, which allowed his suit to be built around him, as if a liquid was covering it and had other qualities.
In real life, fabrics capable of self-cleaning, temperature regulation, and color change are being designed. This is possible thanks to the use of nanochips, that is, nanotechnology. It is another example of technology.
This technology seeks to develop devices or products on the microscale, where it is possible to manipulate matter at the atomic level.
Not many years ago, education was only face-to-face. However, thanks to the arrival of the internet, education has been able to reach the most inhospitable places on Earth. There are various companies and non-profit organizations that promote free education from the Internet.
Internet education is an example of technology that has allowed people from other countries to be taught by well-known universities such as "Harvard" over long distances, making Internet education one of the most impressive examples of technology.
There are countries where drinking water is a very scarce or even null resource. It is poor that plants capable of extracting salt from sea water have been implemented, in order to make it drinkable for human beings.
This need has also arisen due to the increase in the world population, as the number of inhabitants on planet Earth increases, there is a greater demand for drinking water. Therefore, the desalination of seawater is necessary, in order to supply this vital liquid.
Today there are desalination plants, however these produce polluting waste for flora and fauna. Motivated by this, today research is being done with the purpose of developing a technology that desalinates water without increasing the impact on the environment.
Combination of cell phones and computers
Increasingly our smartphone becomes more complex and has become a necessary tool in our work. So it is a matter of little time before our cell phone replaces our personal computers.
Of course, to achieve this you will need more powerful microprocessors, larger ROM and RAM memories, but as we have been able to observe this last year, companies like iPhone, Samsung, Xiaomi and others are certainly targeting this super cell phone.
In classical computing, bits containing only ones and zeros are used to describe a state. In the case of quantum computing, the qubit is used, or also called the quantum bit. The qubit allows the presence of both states, that is, it can be one or zero, or also one and zero at the same time.
This example of technology arises due to the reduction of the physical size of the electronic components found in conventional computers.
Even when scales of a few tens of nanometers have been reached, there comes a point where these components stop working properly if they are further reduced in size. This is because electrons are capable of passing through very thin materials, and therefore cannot be contained within the tracks in which they should circulate.
That is why quantum computing is proposed, which allows the evaluation of two simultaneous logical states, and therefore it is possible to achieve faster speeds and results. For example, if there are only three exist bits, there would be eight states, but the register could only consider one of these eight states, those would be:
0 0 0, 0 0 1, 0 1 0, 0 1 1, 1 0 0, 1 0 1, 1 1 0, 1 1 1.
When dealing with conventional computing, the record could only consider one of these eight logical states, however in quantum computing these eight states can be superimposed to be analyzed simultaneously.
Nowadays, all smart devices are connected to the internet. And it is thanks to the creation of "The Cloud" where they can be interconnected with each other. Emerging new inventions such as smart TVs, smart refrigerators, smart washing machines and many other devices that can be connected, but above all be controlled from the Cloud.
In addition, the Cloud allows backup and updating in real time of the information of importance to the user.
Contact Lens Smartphones
They are smart glasses capable of connecting and displaying internet browsing on their lenses, and this technology is already found in North America and Europe.
One of the big companies that is developing this technology is Google in its project called «Glass», it had a slight pause in 2015, but was reactivated in 2017.
As the information and knowledge collected by industries, universities and other centers increases, it is necessary to have a larger and larger storage place. However, the memory capacity of existing computers is limited and this has led to a quest to find data storage locations.
For example, a project was started at Harvard University for the storage of data in DNA, this project was successful, managing to store up to 700 TB in one gram of DNA. Another similar project was carried out by IBM which was able to store one bit of information in just twelve atoms.
Devices and materials within the human being.
From the printing of synthetic organs to chips implanted in the body to pay for purchases, these are some of the projects that are being proposed and developed recently.
These types of devices and materials are mainly focused on the health area, such as synthetic skins that help people who have suffered from burns, or even prostheses with robotic technology that simulate the functioning of organs that can serve as transplants.
These examples of technology refer to that intelligence used by robotic technology or by artificial devices such as the Deep Blue supercomputer or IBM Watson. Artificial intelligence is considered to be one that is capable of understanding its environment, learning and executing complex problem-solving processes to achieve a set objective. Of course, just like in nature, there are different levels of artificial intelligence.
Since the rise of the study of genetics, discoveries have been made and products such as synthetic food and synthetic organs have been developed from stem cells.
As a result of the high emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, several projects have been proposed to capture this gas. As is well known, excess CO2 in our atmosphere is becoming harmful to the environment. Therefore, many engineers around the world have developed devices capable of capturing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to later be purified and used for commercial purposes, for example for the synthesis of fuel.
Translated in Spanish as connectome of the brain. Genetic engineering in recent years has focused its studies on mapping the human body. These investigations have sought to unravel the connection between the chemical and electrical reactions of our neurons when we learn and memorize.
This project seeks to develop artificial technology capable of imitating the behavior of the human brain.
the fountain of youth
There is the study of technologies that delay the aging of brain neurons, such as the application of electrical impulses in the brain, with the aim of making us learn and remember without being affected by aging.
One of the pioneers in the production of electric cars has been Elon Musk's company Tesla Motors. It has the same characteristics as a conventional car, except that its propulsion system is based on electric motors. Why is hydrocarbon fuel replaced by electric power. The benefit of these carts is that they are environmentally friendly compared to ordinary carts.
Likewise, this company is studying the possibility of producing alternative transport that uses magnetic levitation as a method of mobilization.
Today it is possible to accurately determine our ancestry and disease risk through average sequencing of our DNA. Thanks to the results of the study of the Human Genome Project it is possible to have this information, since they managed to successfully complete the complete sequencing of the DNA of the human being.
La robotic technology It arises from the combination of different sciences such as mechanics, electronics, computational or systems. This technology contributes to supply the hard work tasks that cannot be carried out by one man, which must also be completed quickly and with a minimum of error. Now tasks that were previously performed by 100 men and took hours or even days to complete can be completed by a single robot, finishing in a matter of minutes with minimal error.
In addition, robotic technology has reduced inconveniences in industries, since they are a "worker" who does not receive a salary, works overtime without exhaustion or breaks or vacations, lasts years in the company without retiring, only follows orders.
Anyone could think that it is only a matter of time before robots completely replace humans, and even surpass us by subduing us and becoming their workers. However, this is far from reality, since this will only be possible when a robot is capable of creating another more intelligent robot, and so on ad infinitum. From that moment the human being would lose control.
Robotic technology has been of great contribution in the areas of construction of hospitals, schools, automobiles. Possibly, robotic technology will allow in the not too distant future the existence from home to smart cities.
In general terms, robotic technology is able to understand its environment and perform actions that allow it to achieve a goal for which it is designed. The first advances in robotic technology served to automate industries. Applications of robotic technology today range from agriculture to space travel.
The phrase "autopilot" has never fit better for the vehicles that Tesla motors is developing in conjunction with Google, it is an electric vehicle that does not require a driver to drive. This not only includes personal vehicles but also mass transportation such as the subway or subway.
This technology allows for three-dimensional designs, printed on different materials, from recycled plastic to chocolate.
private trips to space
There are companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic interested in commercializing trips to space where anyone who can afford this trip lives the space experience.
Natural user interface
These examples of technology seek to use the natural gestures of the human being as commands in electronic devices such as smartphones or video games. The Wii console is the perfect example that uses the user's gestures to interact in the video game.
Wearable Computers & HUD
It refers to all portable and smart devices, such is the case of one of the previously mentioned examples of technology such as Google Glass.
Technology examples: Cybersecurity
Motivated by the fact that almost all information is currently stored and managed digitally, it has become essential to obtain security mechanisms that safeguard and protect its confidentiality.
One of the most controversial examples of technology in everyday life is the implementation of Government 2.9. The intention of this project is to link politics and government directly with citizens.
In general, the communications that governments wish to carry out are made through the media, and sometimes the positions of these media are present, and the objectivity of the news may be affected.
This project proposes to use the Internet as a communication system between politicians and citizens as well as the results of their administrations. The challenge of this means of communication is that it is the citizens who decide what information to listen to or read and what not.
Likewise, since the internet is an open and free medium, it allows the issuer to compare the information provided by the government with other sources. Therefore, speeches to control the message or information by politicians would no longer be possible if this medium is used.
Some of the characteristics of this government 2.0 are that since there are many media portals, the political campaigns would be democratic. Citizens would be kind enough to communicate directly with their politicians and vice versa. without using any intermediary as a public relations agent that can easily disguise the information that you want to transmit.
Also, it would lose meaning in electoral campaigns since citizens can send their opinions in real time to their governments.
Social networks would become a decisive factor in whether or not to win an election. The politician would have to create a genuine connection with the population, since he would not be able to manipulate through professional methods characteristic of politics.
So Government 2.0 is one of the most controversial examples of technology that have been proposed.